Author: theboss

Future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms looks set to be settled at the ballot box, as councillor quits

The row over the future of Bodmin’s Public Rooms could still have months to run, following the town council’s controversial decision to sell the Victorian-era building to a private...

Cornwall STP bosses break-up needed mediation to put back together

19th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports The falling out between senior members of Cornwall’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan last month was so serious that it required mediation before the...

Cornwall Council should not co-operate with “politically-motivated” health cuts, speakers tell meeting

Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to walk away from its role in the shake-up of health and social care services which will entail budget cuts of £264 million...

Cornwall Council asked to spend more than £1m on its Liskeard offices

18th January 2017 Cornwall Council is considering spending more than £1million to redecorate its offices in Liskeard.  The council is currently navigating its way through cuts of nearly £200million...

It’s tough at the top: inside Cornwall’s health and social care STP leadership tent, there’s a bit of flap

The individuals leading the shake-up of Cornwall’s health service have assumed new roles following the sudden departure of the woman appointed by the government to supervise the process. The...

Cornwall leads the way as local news website looks to a future without adverts

Cornwall has successfully launched a new model for local news, after a Crowdfunding campaign raised enough cash to secure the Cornwall Reports website for at least the next three...

Human remains found near Newquay identified as missing 45-year-old man

Human remains found at Tregurrian, Newquay on the 11th August  have been identified as those of 45-year-old Darren Rhys Witcombe.  He had last been seen in St Columb the...

Contents of St Ives “chemical drum” to remain a mystery

The contents of a large “oil drum” washed ashore at St Ives at the weekend will remain a mystery, after the disposal company which took it away incinerated it...

Revealed: the Merlin Cinema plan for Bodmin’s Public Rooms

The cinema chain which is to take over Bodmin’s Public Rooms is understood to have offered £95,000 to buy the building from the town council. Cornwall Reports has obtained...

Police seal off Jubilee Park, Wadebridge, after young woman assaulted

15th January 2017By Graham Smith Police have sealed off Jubilee Park, Wadebridge, after a young woman was assaulted late last night. Officers taped off the entrance to the park,...

Potentially hazardous “oil drum” recovered from St Ives beach

Experts are preparing to examine the contents of what appeared to be an oil drum, washed ashore at Porthmeor beach, St Ives, yesterday(Saturday.) Firefighters wearing gas-tight chemical protection suits...

Carbon monoxide poisoning incident at Nanpean, St Austell

Three people, two adults and child, have been taken to hospital by ambulance with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after an incident at a house in Nanpean, near St Austell....

Corbyn praises St Ives referendum and calls for more controls over second homes

14th January 2017By Graham Smith Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has added his voice to calls for limits to the numbers of second homes in Cornwall. In a BBC...

Police name Tammy Platow, 31, as victim of A30 fatal accident near Redruth

Police have named the woman killed in an accident at the A30 Avers junction near Redruth on Wednesday evening. She was Tammy Platow, 31, from Penryn. She died when...

St Austell MP Steve Double calls for closure of hostel for homeless people

13th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports St Austell MP Steve Double has called for the closure of the town’s Cosgarne Hall, a hostel which provides accommodation for homeless people...

Bodmin’s Public Rooms to become cinema, as council rejects local community bid

13th January 2017By Graham SmithFollow @CornwallReports   Supporters of a public bid to take over Bodmin’s Public Rooms say they are angry and disappointed by reports that the town...

Three men in court today accused of St Austell murder

Three men are due to appear before Bodmin magistrates today accused of murdering 31-year-old Stephen Bull, whose body was discovered in Truro Road Park, St Austell,  just after 5am...

Three men due in court tomorrow accused of St Austell murder

Police have charged three men in connection with the death of 31-year-old Stephen Bull, whose body was discovered in Truro Road Park just after 5am on Wednesday. Josh Buscombe,...

MP calls for answers about murder inquiry links to nearby hostel for homeless

Part of the investigation into the background to the murder investigation at St Austell is focusing on a nearby hostel for homeless people. Cosgarne Hall provides accommodation and support...

Man found dead in St Austell playground had been knifed, say police

12th January 2017 Police have confirmed that the man found dead in a playground at Truro Road, St Austell, died of a knife wound.  The man has yet to...